Planning is a large and diverse field. Many planners choose a planning specialization: urban planning, regional planning, tourism planning, recreation and parks, rural planning, heritage and preservation, and environmental planning. However, planning consultants often have experience in multiple areas.
Planning technicians are also part of the industry. Jobs are more likely to be in the public sector, or with private sector firms who work on contract, with or alongside public sector agencies.
Will I need additional training?
Usually, and especially for professionals in specific types of planning.
Expect to pursue a two-year master's degree program if you are looking to go into this field, either right after your undergraduate, or after working as a planning technician or consultant for a few years.
Everywhere, with the number of planners in a given area being a reflection, in part, or population and size of urban centres. Growth in Northern B.C.
Yes. Separate certification systems exist for planners (CIP) and Planning Technicians (CACPT)